The Physical Education Major for Bachelor of Science in Education prepares graduates to teach physical education in elementary, middle and secondary schools and provides the courses necessary for certification in K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement.
No grade less than a "C" in ENGL 101, EPSY 210, INED 211, MATH 114 and SPCM 101.
System-Wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)
Note: Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required for the remaining courses. Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program are found earlier in the College of Education section.
* One credit of electives is met as part of the system general education (BIOL 151/151L).
Yearlong Residency/Student Teaching
Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation. Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model. Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency / student teaching experience.
Teaching Certification and Licensure
Dakota State University (DSU) Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the South Dakota State Board of Education. Dakota State University is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. All students completing Teacher Certification programs through Dakota State University will be recommended for an initial South Dakota Teaching License regardless of the state in which they reside while completing the coursework. Therefore, out-of-state applicants will want to verify the licensure and certification requirements for their state of interest.
Students who successfully complete Educator Preparation Programs at Dakota State University are eligible to receive a recommendation for the applicable teaching certification in the State of South Dakota. All education graduates are encouraged to apply for South Dakota certification immediately upon completion of their degree.
Teacher education graduates may also be eligible for Dakota State University recommendation for certification in other states. Teaching certification/licensure requirements vary among states. Dakota State University cannot confirm the graduate will be immediately certified outside of South Dakota and is researching certification/licensure outside of South Dakota. If you are seeking certification or licensure, you will want to contact the appropriate governing body in your state. The U.S. Department of Education hyperlink will help you learn more about certification in your state: http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html. Please contact the College of Education Office regarding licensure certification outside of South Dakota at 605-256-5177.